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12 scientists from four different Mexican research and public health institutions, including the BUAP, UMSNH, ITESM and LESPM, attended an intensive 2-week training course on blood processing, isolation of mononuclear cells, cryo-preservation and assessment of immune responses in volunteers.

NDM Mexican training group at NDMRB, July 2015This training, led by Prof Arturo Reyes-Sandoval and postdoctoral research scientist Dr Cesar López-Camacho, took place at the NDM labs in Oxford, from 29 June to 9 July for the first group and from 13-22 July for the second group and included practical lab work as well as the study of a 50-page manual on Standard Operating Procedures for the Isolation and Preservation of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells for Analysis of Antigen-Reactive T-Cell Responses.

 Participants from all ages and career stages, including undergrad, postgrad and postdoctoral level, participated in the training that will provide the scientific basis for the establishment of an international consortium between Mexican and UK-based scientists joining efforts to participate in a dengue vaccine development project and assess the responses elicited by the DENV vaccine antigen in samples from infected volunteers.

It should be noted that the training coordinated by NDM-Mexico would not have been made possible were it not for the fantastic support offered by the Dorrell Group, particularly Prof Lucy Dorrell herself and two postdoctoral researchers from her Group, Dr Gemma Hancock and Dr Emma Ghaffari, as well as by all the friendly staff at NDM and the NDMRB. Thank you all very much for contributing to making this a highly successful training workshop!

Workshop attendees training in the labs NDM Mexican training group punting in Oxford, July 2015